Monday, April 13, 2009

A lion, a rooster, a billy-goat and Tommy Franks go to a bar...

Three things are stately in their tread;
four are stately in their stride:
the lion, which is mightiest among beasts
and does not turn back before any;
the strutting rooster, the he-goat,
and a king whose army is with him.
---Proverbs 30:29-31 (ESV)

Different creatures in nature have different glories. A rooster is a glorious thing to see. He is proud of his feathers and his position. A lion knows he is a beast to be feared. A rooster would be no challenge for a lion though. A he-goat is no challenge for a lion, though he also is proud of his position and strength. When we think of a lion we think of an animal dangerous and to be feared. But in a sense, a general (king) with his troops who are equipped for battle find no match in a lion. This is especially true if we are talking about a modern general with attack helicopters, snipers, artillery, tanks and well trained troops.

We all have our own gifting and glory. The glory may be small or large. One may be a rooster or a lion. Both are noble. One may be a he-goat or a general with his army. Both are a wonderful sight to see. When you and I look at our stations in life, we should be happy with the glory that God has given us, whether small or great.
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